A guy made waves on Reddit recently when he posted on the pro-revenge board. He told a gripping tale about the time his old boss stole the Super Bowl tickets that a client had gifted him and how the client had helped him take revenge!
A Big Fan
Steve is a huge 49ers fan. The kind of fan who would tailgate all day in the parking lot.
A few years ago, the 49ers made it back to the Super Bowl, and he was determined to be there to cheer his team on.
A Colleague Becomes a Friend
He worked at a consulting firm and he managed a handful of accounts where interacted directly with the client.
One client, in particular, knew how big of a Niners fan he was.
Steve was the day-to-day lead on his account, and the two had become friends.
A Surprise Gift
They often grabbed drinks or dinner after their meetings.
The client wanted to gift Steve two extra company seats to the Super Bowl.
The tickets were a thank you for his hard work and dedication to their account.
The client passed the tickets over to the partner on his account (A guy called DP) to give to Steve as a surprise.
A Disappointing Game for the 49ers
The game came and went, the 49ers lost.
A Chance Discovery
The next time Steve met with his client, they went for drinks afterward, and the client mentioned:
“Hey, by the way, why didn’t you go to the game? I heard someone else was in your seats.”
He was confused and answered, “What game?”
The client said, “The Super Bowl!”
Not a Clue
He had no idea what the client was talking about.
The client looked shocked and told him to quietly ask about it in the office and get back to him.
A Shocking Revelation
When Steve was back in the office the next week, he found out through one of the secretaries that his boss had given his Super Bowl tickets to another one of his clients as a gift from their company!
A Furious Response
He was furious.
He might have let this sort of thing go to keep the peace under different circumstances, but these were seats on the 30-yard line to see the 49ers play in the Super Bowl!
He considered confronting the boss himself but realized if he let the client handle it, there would be no blowback on him.
So, he texted the client, “It appears that those tickets were given to another of our firm’s clients.”
In all caps, the client immediately texted, “ARE YOU KIDDING ME??”
Then, “Pretend I never told you, let me handle it.”
Forming a Plan
The client followed up with Steve about formulating a plan.
The client asked their firm to meet in his office a few days later. The client requested that the boss be present, which is not entirely unusual, so Steve and his boss hopped on a flight the next week and headed to their office.
Revenge is Coming
Little did the boss know, the client had orchestrated a wonderfully awkward little show to catch him red-handed.
When they entered the conference room, it was all the usual suspects and a woman in her 30s they didn’t recognize.
The client immediately introduced them: “This is S Suchandsuch, VP from [other department]. She wanted to sit in on this meeting. Hey Steve, you must already know her from the Super Bowl!”
She then responded as she went to shake his hand, “Oh, I don’t think so. Did we meet there? I’m sorry if I forgot.”
The client responded, “Jeez, how much did you have to drink? They were sitting right next to you!
Playing the Fool
Steve said, “Sorry, client, I wasn’t there. Are you thinking of someone else?”
At this point, the boss began to look visibly uncomfortable as the gears in his brain started turning, trying to devise an excuse.
Stopped in His Tracks
But his thoughts are stopped in their tracks the VP says, “no, [so and so] from [other company] were in the other seats. By the way, I was wondering why we gave company seats to those guys. Is there a project we’re working with them on that I don’t know about?”
There was no way they would be working together – they were in entirely different industries.
Confronting the Truth
The boss makes one more stressed noise before the client speaks over him.
He said, “I gave you those tickets for Steve?”
At this point, the boss is turning bright red.
He says that Steve couldn’t make it, so he must have given the seats to someone else and turned to Steve, looking for cover.
Cold as Ice
But Steve is stone-cold.
He responds incredulously, “What?! Client, you gave me tickets to the Super Bowl?!”
The client raised his voice and said to Steve, “Those tickets were a personal thank-you gift from me to Steve. Did you give them away to someone else? Was it another client?”
The Meeting Is Over!
The boss was incredibly uncomfortable at this point.
He mumbled something about an office mistake and then went completely silent.
The final words from the client? “I think this meeting is over!”
In the end, the client switched all his accounts with that particular partner to another and invoiced him for the RESALE price of the Super Bowl tickets – over $10,000 each!
He also made them apologize to Steve and refused to do business through anyone but Steve.
A Great Result
A great result, and while Steve was still sad he missed out on those 49ers tickets, he was happy that the client had stuck up for him!
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